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Wailing Heights

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A coffin-rocking, body-hopping, musical adventure game, set in a horrific hamlet of monsters.

Set in a peaceful, blood-curdling village blessed with gorgeous panoramic mountaintop views and the blissful stench of rotting corpses, Wailing Heights is home to the likes of vegan werewolves, hipster vampires, soulful zombies and all manner of well-adjusted supernatural taxpaying home-owners.Story
Meet Frances Finklestein​, the one-time manager of the all-time greatest rock band that Great Britain ever produced: The Deadbeats​.

After being invited to a gig in a town no one's ever heard of, Frances Finklestein is trapped in a holding cell, charged with the crime of... Being Alive! A mysterious cellmate teaches you the power of possession. You learn to “body­-hop”, leaving your corpse in the holding cell and jumping from ghost to vampire to werewolf to zombie. Each creature’s skills and abilities bring you one step closer to getting your body out of lock-up and getting the hell out of Wailing Heights. But of course, it’s never that easy…

As you jump from one musical monster to another, familiar sounds and faces start up show up. The Deadbeats have returned as the undead, and they want to get the band back together.Gameplay
In the style of classic adventure games, you will need to talk to the locals, choosing just the right thing to say (and who to be), collect lyrics as you explore the town, listen to musical clues, and like all great songwriters; steal things from other songs. Add these ingredients to your musical possession wheel, and sing your soul right into a monsters' body, gaining their supernatural abilities and moving one step closer to escaping Wailing Heights.Features
  • A laugh-out-loud script from Kevin Beimers, who brought you tthe critically-defamed Hector: Badge of Carnage (Published by Telltale Games) and Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark (Published by Team17)
  • Gorgeous comic-book styled visuals and cut-scenes, brought to you by awesome artists such as John Mc Farlane (The Revenants), Glenn Fabry (Preacher), John McCrea (Hitman), PJ Holden (Judge Dredd) and more...
  • Over 4000 lines of quality voice acting!
  • An original soundtrack of indie, pop, soul and country tunes!


    For press and let's play enquiries email contact @ outsidergames.com
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Developer
Outsider Games
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Outsider Games LTD
Publisher
Outsider Games
Age rating
13+ Teen
Website
http://wailingheights.com

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: Mac OS 10.7.4 or higher
  • Processor: 1.86 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • Storage: 8 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Sound Card
  • Additional Notes: 32-bit systems not supported

System requirements for Linux

Minimum:
  • OS: Ubuntu Equivalent Distro
  • Processor: Dual-Core 1.6 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 7600 GT or equivalent
  • Storage: 8 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Sound Card
  • Additional Notes: 32-bit systems not supported

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7 or higher (32-bit not supported)
  • Processor: Dual-Core 1.6 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 7600 GT/AMD X1650 XT
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 8 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Sound Card
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Product received for free Wailing Heights-a child of the young North Irish studio Outsider Games, is a very original point-N-click adventure. It Stands out in it literally everything! And Stylistics, and graphics, and script, and game mechanics... PLOT (no spoilers): The Plot revolves around the once greatest (fictional course) British rock band Deadbeats. On The manners of modern Finnish stars Lordi mowing under monsters. And had an incredible world success somewhere in the late 60s, judging by the entourage. And later disintegrated. The protagonist of the game-the former manager of the group, Francis Finkelstein. A Quiet and unvarying hipochatyj Lad, outwardly waving at John Lennon, gets, so to speak, in a binding. Someone unknown invites him to attend a concert in some wilderness... And later Finkelstein comes to himself in the prison cell of a small town with a gloomy-Gothic name Wailing Heights-"Weeping Hills", whose peculiarity, of course, is not in the name... But in the fact that the city is inhabited exclusively by various kinds of evil spirits, vampires, zombies, werewolves... A kind of an oasis of otherworldly and supernatural. The Poor man was put behind bars for... Attention... Live! That'S it, no more, no less. Suddenly figuring out that in this strange place his mind can mysteriously move into the bodies of other sentient beings, Finkelstein decides to use it for his own salvation. The Plot continues to spin, to become more interesting... Also discovering new details and unexpected for the main character meeting with old acquaintances! And available to play characters, between which you can switch, ie move your mind, will become more and more. And only a competent combination of their unique features will promote you on story. CHARACTERISTIC FEATURES: The dialogue System here implies different variants of the answer, as in a normal such quest! In Addition, the game takes into account who and with whom speaks... Give examples: the unarticulate zombie Mutter understand only other zombies, werewolves do not like ghosts, because they do not smell their odor... But ghosts can eaveswash on other people's thoughts... And so on. Framed this game in the form of comics, as you have noticed. And to create the graphics were brought the masters of the case, wonderful artists, very famous in the field of comics. Such as John Mc Farlane, Glenn Fabry, John McCrea, PJ Holden... The game has dozens of truly wonderful music compositions of different genres: Rock and roll, blues, pop, indie, soul, country... And The authors call it a musical adventure.)) CONS: The Main, and perhaps the only significant flaw of the game Wailing Heights for Russian-speaking, and also, undoubtedly, Russian-speaking and Russian-speaking player-the absence of Russian localization from the word completely. (Apparently, that's why I did not find a single Russian-language review of the game, not only in the Steam, but in general-and wrote HIS) VERDICT: The Game is really FOR-ME-and leaves a predominantly positive impression. Where else do you find vampire-hipsters, singing zombies, ghost-lawyer, reading rap and cheerful Gang of werewolf-racers?!))) You Should play it half an hour, and it will surely conquer you. So If your English is GOOD, or you are not embarrassed by the close proximity to the dictionary... If you like quests, music, comics... Mysticism and evil of all, as well as good humor-welcome! PS: And If you liked the review, subscribe to our group-curator in the Steam ("Game Canalya")-there are a lot more. Also below is attached a more detailed video review of Wailing Heights from our channel. https://youtu.be/0FD-pLJZaXU
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